Thursday 4 June 2015

Tribute to RX-78-2 Gundam Version SG50 - Gundam Docks 2015 Special

How can Gundam Docks 2015 goes without a mascot? Here's a tribute to Singapore celebrating SG50

This is the biggest RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 exhibited. A human-sized RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 standing at the side of the main entrance. RX-78-2 Gundam Version SG50 @ gallery of Gundam Docks

From Kunio Okawara - A tribute to Singapore
It is an honour to be able to design this special Gundam in celebration of Singapore's 50th anniversary. This design is inspired by the red and white colours of Singapore's national flag, and my impressions toward the beauty and cleanliness of the country. I hope everyone likes this and it would be my great pleasure 

First I thought the HG RX-78-2 Gundam Version SG50 would cost SG $50, fortunately it cost only S$38.95

Here's a fully painted RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 exhibited @ Gundam Dock SG 2015. I do like the clear look and the Merlion insignia. Also exhibited were different grades of fully painted RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 - This is how RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 looks in Real Grade RG. Then I overheard another conversation... This time an uncle asking the sale staff if they sell RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 in 1/100 scale Master Grade and was politely told it's not for sell. If they carry MG  RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50, I would want as well. Guess you guys know I'm more of a 1/100 scale collector. 

I bought a total of nine pieces. Please do not mistook me as a scalper as I'm helping my friends to buy without jacking the price and only keeping one for myself. Just heard from a Gunpla buddy that he was unable to get this evening, so I'm prepared to let go mine as well. Blogging about RX-78-2 Gundam Version SG50 will be my most rewarding souvenir.  

I had taken pics of the content. It seems that the red parts are a bit orangish. I would likely spray a more red hot chilli pepper colour if I ever build it. 

The sticker sheet

This is the biggest RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 exhibited. A human-sized RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 standing at the side of the main entrance. 

RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 is also available as Duel Company card with stats shown at the back of the card. This is a promotional card giveaways if you buy 5 packs of any version of Duel Company cards. If not, you can also like Gundam Duel Company Facebook page, showed it to the staff and they will give you a random Duel Company card for free... 

If RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 Gunpla is not your cup of tea, perhaps you can buy a mug with RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 painted and enjoy every sip drinking your beverage with it. Other RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 merchandises like keychains, plastic file folder and etc... Are we glad to have RX-78-2 Gundam Version SG50 design like this 

Ain't we lucky Bandai didn't use this Ashura Gundam of Neo Singapore as mascot. Looking back at the image of Singapore Gundam back in the era of full throttle G Gundam!

Perhaps this Merlion looking Gundam exhibited during 2009 Gundam Fiesta in Singapore is a better mascot. What do you think?


LEon said...

Merlion look better actually. Got class.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Leon
Agreed bro... Merlion is a customed built and would be complex for mass production in such time frame. Easier to change the colour scheme based on a foolproof RX-78-2 Gundam design.

on_o said...

The SG50 Gundam replaces the fugly Ashura Gundam as Singapore's flagship Gundam! Yaay!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> on_o
Indeed, we now have a prestigious Gundam ver. SG50. Something we can look upon and be proud as a SG Gundam. Kudos ^_^

deSMOnd said...

SG50 Gundam..stylo sia!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Yeah! This is something worth checking out. I didn't really wanted it at first but many of my friends convinced me to at least get one for myself.

pizzza said...

Hi Dennis, do you still have any sg50 rx78-2 hg left? i would love to get it from you! i hate queueing :( what time should i queue?

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Pizza 6
I went down on Thursday morning around 10 plus. The purchasing was a breeze. It's the queue that is longer for redeeming the limited exclusive freebies. Going in the morning on weekday will help.

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